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AVPA Dances “Shades of Grace” This Weekend Only

AVPA Dances “Shades of Grace” This Weekend Only

"Shades of Grace” investigates the many examples of grace we find in our world today. While one might consider grace represented by a dancer’s flowing elegance, the beauty of nature, or the polish of a debutante, Culver City High School’s DZDP Dance Company considers so much more. Student and faculty choreographers creatively reflect on the grace held captive in a world of secrets, and [...]

The Best of Everything – Jonathan Weiss

The Best of Everything – Jonathan Weiss

For those who enjoy going back to a simpler time before the digital revolution changed our lives, look no further than the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale, taking place right in our backyard for three days starting on April 25th. Put on by Dolphin Promotions, whose antiques and modernism shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North [...]

It’s Earth Day, Don’t Waste It – Laura Matthews

It’s Earth Day, Don’t Waste It – Laura Matthews

I’m Laura Matthews. Some of you may know me as a climate activist with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the group I went to Washington with to lobby for a carbon tax. Others might know me more from my spiritual journey, that of striving to practice the teachings of Jesus. I’m honored to be here today to talk about them both. And I’m here to pose a question: How are Earth Day and Easter [...]

CCUSD Needs Input from Low Income Families for LCA Plan

CCUSD Needs Input from Low Income Families for LCA Plan

More information is needed, and you can help! Most of our CCUSD families know that we have been reaching out for input for our Local Control Accountability Plan asking you to complete surveys, send emails, and provide feedback at school meetings. There is a part of the plan that specifically addresses the needs of our low income students. If you would like to provide input to the district in this [...]

Lin Howe Wins Trash Free Lunch Honors

Lin Howe Wins Trash Free Lunch Honors

Linwood E. Howe Elementary School was recently honored by Grades of Green in its Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Schools involved in this year's Trash-Free Lunch Challenge diverted a total of 44,000 bags of trash from landfills, educated 16,000 students about caring for the environment and packed 5,000 trash free lunches every school year. Grades of Green, a non-profit organization designed to [...]

CCEF Gets Pasadena Showcase House Grant for SJO

CCEF Gets Pasadena Showcase House Grant for SJO

All of our CCUSD K- 3rd graders will be exploring music with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra again for the 2014/2015 school year thanks to a $6000 grant from Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). CCEF is grateful to PSHA for their support of this Artists-in-Residency Music Program at all five of our elementary schools. PSHA is proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary of Showcase which is [...]

Culver City Offers Smart Gardening Workshops

Culver City Offers Smart Gardening Workshops

What makes a garden smart? Good compost, conscious watering and all the right kinds of plants. Culver City encourages residents to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop in 2014. No reservation needed. Learn to improve your lawn and garden and reduce waste. Beginning workshops provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, grass cycling, and water-wise and fire-wise gardening. [...]

Parenting Without Power Struggles @ El Rincon – April 22

Parenting Without Power Struggles @ El Rincon – April 22

El Rincon PTA will present family therapist Susan Stiffelman at its Parent Education Night beginning at 6 p.m. on April 22 on the El Rincon campus at 11177 Overland Avenue. Admission is free and open to parents throughout the District. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the cool, confident "Captain of the ship" in their [...]

Casino Night Fundraiser Racks Up Record Breaking Numbers

Casino Night Fundraiser Racks Up Record Breaking Numbers

The Culver City High School Booster Club Casino Night figures are now in, and the event recorded the highest profit to date. At its inception, Casino Night was raising between $5,000.00 and $7,000.00 annually. In 2011, Casino Night first broke the $25,000.00 figure, with profits of just a bit more than $22,000.00. The figures in 2013 were similar. This March 15, the Booster Club outdid [...]

Yo Jethro!

Yo Jethro!

Dear Jethro, I have been the Supreme Overlord of two humans for several years. Now they are considering adopting another cat. They have not consulted me. Should I pee on their bed? Sincerely Drama Queen Kitty. Dear DQK, No, you should not pee on their bed. But you should definitely pee on the new cat. Humans do not understand the subtleties of our language. While you and I know that [...]

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